I've seen the Nutcracker about 15 times in Winston-Salem, once in Charlotte, and now once in Lima. Tonight was my first Nutcracker in flip-flops.
Unfortunately we got mixed up about the time and arrived half an hour late. It seems like this version was abbreviated somehow, because half an hour late equaled the very end of the first act. Honestly? I almost cried. I was so looking forward to seeing the ballet, and we missed the entire plot. Somehow I pulled myself together.
Beyond the tardiness, I'd say Cascanueces was a great experience, a first little bit of Christmas to kick off our vacation. The dancing, the sets, and the costumes were all pretty great, and the theater was an attraction in and of itself.